Orientation 2022 COVID-19 important information

In view of the current Covid-19 public health emergency — and in line with government mandates — the University has put in place measures to ensure that the 2022 registration processes continue in a manner that mitigates the health and safety risks for our staff, students, and members of our local communities

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Welcome to the College of Law and Management Studies


DVC & Head of College

Professor Brian McArthur

Welcome to the College of Law and Management Studies! 

Our College prides itself on offering a supportive and student-centred learning environment at the 3 campuses where our modules are offered: Howard College, Westville Campus and Pietermaritzburg Campus. The College consists of about 300 dedicated academic and supportive administrative staff and approximately 11 000 committed students. 

Our academics and professional services staff mission is to facilitate the academic and social growth of all students in our care

Dean Teaching and Learning

Professor Msizi Mkhize

Dear First-Year Students,

Congratulations on being admitted to the College of Law and Management Studies!

I know some of you might be having different emotions and asking yourselves whether you made the right choice.  As the Dean of Teaching and Learning, I would like to assure you that you have made an excellent choice to pursue your undergraduate studies in our College.  

First-Year Experience

The First Year Experience Programme assists students with the transition from high school to university. It provides them with a strong sense of belonging, while empowering and equipping them with the necessary skills required to navigate and be successful in university. 

The First Year Experience Programme assists students with the transition from high school to university. It provides them with a strong sense of belonging, while empowering and equipping them with the necessary skills required to navigate and be successful in university. This is achieved through a series of activities, such as an extended orientation, workshops and social activities. First year students are also allocated a mentor, a fellow undergraduate student in the second or third year of study, who helps and supports students through the transition during their first year of university life. Students are made aware of Student Support Services for personal (psycho-social) support and career issues, the Campus Clinic that addresses health concerns and Financial Aid (NSFAS) that addresses financial concerns. A proactive attitude and timeous uptake of these services by first years has been linked with enhanced academic performance.

Find Your Way Around

Get to know your campuses

Virtual Tour

Take a 360-degree virtual tour of your campus here.

Campus Maps

The best way to get to know your campus is to walk around to take in your new surroundings.

Acceptance of offer

You have been offered a place to study at UKZN in 2021. Please accept the offer within 3 days by completing the relevant forms


Due to Covid-19 and national health regulations, registration for 2021 will take place online for the safety and security of our staff and students, no queues. Registration for first years will run from 23 March until 26 March 2021. For a step-to-step guide on how to register online

Getting Ready for Online Learning (T&L Guide)

Traditional classroom learning requires you to attend classes in person on campus. Considering the current situation in South Africa and many other countries around the world due to the spread of Covid-19, universities are compelled to move to alternative modes of learning.

Student Support Services

Contact CLMS Student Support Services when you need someone to talk to about your personal or academic challenges; and if you need to prepare yourself for your career.  We are with you on your journey to success-
Sikanye nawe ohambeni lakho oluya empumelelweni.

Funding Your Studies

If you need to see a Financial Aid Advisor regarding queries related to funding your studies, NSFAS, bursaries or scholarships

Student Accommodation

The University provides on and off campus student accommodation. Students staying on off-campus University residences are transported on a daily basis to and from campuses. Student accommodation is allocated by the The Student Residence Affairs Department for more information on residences

Students with Disabilities

The Disability Support Unit acts as an advocate, educator, facilitator, planner and trouble-shooter for assuring access for students with disabilities to the academic, cultural, sporting and recreational offerings of the University. Disability services are rendered from campus-based Disability Support Units on all campuses.

Library Services

All registered students, which now includes you, yay! have access to on all campus library facilities. While COVID-19 health and lockdown regulations means that library services are offered remotely, our librarians remain available to provide virtual support for teaching, learning and research.

Safety on Campus

Your safety matters to us that is why UKZN’s Risk Management Services is dedicated to keeping you safe in all campuses. Crime is an everyday reality hence our Security officers patrol the entire campus 24 hours a day to respond to emergencies.

College Handbook 2021

A detailed guidebook that provides students with information about the College such as staff details, sessional dates, academic monitoring and exclusion policies, and general academic rules for degrees, diplomas and certificates offered in the College.

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness Your wellness and creating a caring campus environment is our priority. That’s why the University provides Campus Health Services are provided through its own fully fledged clinic located on each campus. 

Clubs and Societies

A rich university experience is about more than only focusing on your studies. Joining a student organisation provides a perfect opportunity to expand your social circle by meeting new people, learn about yourself, and make a difference. And it looks good on your CV. Here are some student clubs and societies worth joining.


Most frequent questions and answers
Any technical problems relating to logging in or creating passwords are attended to by the Information and Communication Services (ICS). There are three options to contact ICS:
  • If you need technical assistance and you would like to speak to an agent and access help over the phone you dial 031 260 4000 and follow the voice prompts
  • Alternatively, you can forward any of your queries to icssupport@ukzn.ac.za
  • Once lockdown restricts are eased, students will be able to visit ICS Walk-In Centres located in:
Westville Campus: 1st Floor, L-Block Howard College Campus: Level 5, Shepstone Building Pietermaritzburg Campus – Ground Floor, Science Building, Main Campus
Ideally, a student is allocated 40 GB of data (20 GB anytime data + 20 GB night surfer data) monthly. Please use data wisely for online learning. There are no top-ups.

ICS will contact students who qualify for a laptop and make arrangements to get the laptop to the student either by collection from campus or through a delivery service.

Students who are funded by NSFAS for the first time will receive a laptop as part of their NSFAS funding package.

ICS will contact students who qualify for a laptop and make arrangements to get the laptop to the student either by collection from campus or through a delivery service.

All registered students will be issued with a UKZN student card once lockdown restrictions are eased. The student ID card offices are located in: Westville Campus: D block, opposite the Cashiers & Student fees office. Howard College Campus: Level 4, Shepstone Building. Pietermaritzburg Campus: Office no. 10, RMS, Building, Milner Road.

Online lectures for first-year students commence on the 29th of March 2021.

The commencement date of contact lectures is yet to be announced due to Covid19 regulations.

Students can apply for parking disc in the UKZN website by following the link https://traffic.ukzn.ac.za/

Upcoming Events

Virtual Parents’ Day

Join us for a live question and answer webinar session.
TIME: 09H00-11H00

The following UKZN service/support departments will be ready to address your questions:
  • Risk Management Services (RMS)
  • Student Funding and Fees
  • Residences/Housing
The invitation is open to parents and guardians of UKZN 1st Year Students.

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